Christmas in the City

Date posted: 12 December 2018

I was so pleased to see that major roadworks on Toronto’s main street have been completed months ahead of schedule. The $2 million roadworks upgrade to The Boulevarde will improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

The works, originally scheduled for completion in early 2019, involved the relocation of old water mains and full replacement of the road surface from Cary Street to Victory Parade.

Feedback from the local businesses and residents has been overwhelmingly positive since completion of the works. Our crews worked hard to ensure any impacts to businesses and the community were minimised throughout construction, and I would like to thank everyone for their patience during the works.

The Boulevarde now features a high-quality road surface that is much more functional , looks great, and complements our recently completed streetscape works, valued at more than $4 million.

The improved amenities and landscaping have really enhanced the dining and shopping experience along The Boulevarde and are a perfect complement to the town centre’s diverse mix of cafes, restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques.

Toronto has always been one of our most picturesque town centres and the works have made it an even more attractive place to visit.

With the summer holidays just around the corner, there are plenty of exciting activities on offer in Lake Macquarie City to keep the whole family entertained. From learning to play disc golf or stand-up paddleboard to arts, crafts and storytimes, our Lake Mac Summer Guide provides a wide-range of activities across our City. Find out more at

On a final note, the Lake Mac Carols have been sung, the shops are full, and another Christmas is almost upon us. As we head into the fortnight before Christmas, I am reflecting on what has been a busy, fun and productive year – my second full year as Mayor of Lake Macquarie. It has been a busy and rewarding year, there have been many highlights from a community perspective, and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in 2019.

My warmest wishes for Christmas and the holiday season.

Article by Mayor Kay Fraser

Page last updated: 12 December 2018